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ERIC Number: EJ1074083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
Correlation of Students' Brain Types to Their Conceptions of Learning Science and Approaches to Learning Science
Park, Jiyeon; Jeon, Dongryul
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n5 p1141-1149 Oct 2015
The systemizing and empathizing brain type represent two contrasted students' characteristics. The present study investigated differences in the conceptions and approaches to learning science between the systemizing and empathizing brain type students. The instruments are questionnaires on the systematizing and empathizing, questionnaires on the conceptions of learning science and questionnaires on the approaches to learning science. The data showed that the conception of learning science as taking tests was negatively correlated with the systemizing but not correlated with the empathizing. However, the conception of learning science as increasing knowledge and understanding was more positively correlated with the empathizing. The deep motive and strategy were more positively related with the systemizing than the empathizing, while the latter was more negatively correlated with the surface strategy. Our study suggests that while students with high systemizing are more motivated to learn science the ability to empathize is also important for successful science study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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